Register for and Schedule the Exam
The CMA exams are computer-based and administered in hundreds of testing facilities worldwide. With three testing windows each year, you can sit for an exam part at a time and place convenient for you.
Here are the steps:
File an Exam Registration Form selecting the exam(s) you wish to take and pay the indicated fees.
Receive a Registration Acknowledgment Form which provides your authorization number(s), testing window(s), and the Instructions for Candidates.
Schedule your exam appointment(s) with Prometric.
Appear for your scheduled exam appointment(s) with the required identification documents.
We urge you to schedule your appointment as soon as possible to avoid a lapse in your authorization number. Your authorization number is only
valid for the testing window you select; there are no extensions and no refunds/credits for exam registrations. Please note if you reschedule your appointment within 30 days of your appointment date you will incur a $50 rescheduling/cancellation fee. Appointments cannot be rescheduled to another testing window.
Exams are administered through the worldwide network of Prometric Testing Centers and are available in accordance with local customs. There are many locations throughout the U.S. and internationally.
- To locate a Testing Center and schedule exam appointments, visit www.prometric.com/ICMA.
- You can also schedule with Prometric by phone (regional numbers are on the Prometric web site).
Exams are offered throughout the year:
- January and February
- May and June
- September and October
To schedule exam appointments, visit www.prometric.com/ICMA.
Tips on Scheduling Your Exam Appointments
To ensure your first choice of date, time, and location is available, it is best to schedule your appointment at least four weeks in advance. All exam appointments must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance of the exam date. Please note if you reschedule your appointment within 30 days of your appointment date you will incur a $50 rescheduling fee. Appointments cannot be rescheduled to another testing window. Once you are registered, you must take the exam part during your assigned testing session. If for any reason you are unable to schedule an exam appointment during the assigned testing window, you will need to pay for a new registration.
If you are unable to keep a scheduled exam appointment at Prometric, you must cancel 72 hours prior to your appointment date. To cancel an exam appointment, call Prometric at (800) 479-6370, Monday through Saturday, or go to www.prometric.com/ICMA. If you do not comply with this cancellation policy, you will be considered a "no-show" and will need to reregister with ICMA and pay the new registration fee. If you cancel an exam appointment you must reschedule in the same
Registration Fee Refund Policy
After 30 days from the date of registration, examination fees are not refundable. Within 30 days of the registration date, an examination fee may be refunded if no test appointment has been set. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. We do not offer extensions of exam parts; if you purchase this registration, you must sit in this testing window.
If you purchase both parts 1 and 2 for the same testing window, you are eligible for a $100 discount. To receive the discount, you are required to take both exams in the same testing window. If you are unable to, and you request a refund of one part within 30 days of purchase, you will receive a refund of $225.00. After 30 days, there are no refunds. (Refund calculation: $600 paid, less $350 for the exam part you plan to take, less $25 processing fee equals a refundable amount of $225.)
Exam Retake Policy
An exam part may be taken only once in a testing window (e.g., Part 1 may be taken only once within the January/February testing window). All
exam retakes require a new registration along with payment of appropriate fees.
Expiration of Exam Parts
All CMA candidates have three years to complete the CMA program, including Part I and Part II of the exam. The time period will begin with the date of your entry into the CMA program. If you do not complete the two-part exam within three years, credit for the part passed will expire and you will have to retake the exams.
Instructions to Candidates